When it comes to putting the final touches on a project, color can be one of the most difficult choices to make. A common mistake when choosing colors is to think of each room as an individual space. While it may seem like that, it can leave you with an overall space that does not flow well at all.
The goal is creating a space is to make it complete. While all the different rooms have their own personality and function, they all have to work together to create a single space. The best way to do this is to create cohesion between the individual spaces using color.
The following color trend tips can help you do just that:
Stick to Color Groups
In looking at the color spectrum, it is easy to identify groups of colors that work well together. While it can be tempting to make bold color changes as you move from one room to the next, you can end up walking through a rainbow as you move through a space. Sticking to colors within a specific group, you can ensure that the overall space will have some kind of cohesion.
Generally, the color groups will be related in some ways to warm colors – red, yellow, orange – or cool colors – blue, green, grey.
Limit Bold Colors To Accessories
Bold colors are designed to catch your eye. When you’re thinking about a room, making the entire space bold can take away from the design and function. While there are exceptions, a general rule is to use bold colors in accessories. Vases, pillows, frames or rugs are great examples of accessories that can harness the power of bold colors without taking away from the overall style of the room.
Consider Traffic Patterns
Whether it’s a home or a commercial building, there are traffic patterns that need to be considered. It can be a distraction if you are going from a beige foyer directly into a midnight blue dining room. Before you choose a color for a space, consider how people are going to get to the room and where they are going to go when they leave that room.
Identify Connecting Walls
While spaces may be separate, they may also share a connecting wall. Whenever possible, maintain a consistent color on all connecting walls, which will give the overall space a cohesive flow that is easy to recognize and works well together.
So much time and effort goes into designing and building a home, office, store, etc. Without paying close attention to the color choices for that space, all of that hard work can be for naught. Color trends can play a huge part in a how a space is received and functions, so before making any decisions, you should either consult a professional or select multiple swatches to choose from.